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[audio]Rag Radio 2014-04-11 - Economic Justice Advocate Betsy Leondar-Wright, Author of 'Missing Class' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Betsy Leondar-Wright, a scholar, author, and long-time activist for economic justice, is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Betsy's latest book, "Missing Class: Stengthening Social Movement Groups by Seeing Class Cultures," makes the case that recognizing class culture differences could enable activists to strengthen their own groups and build more durable cross-class alliances for social justice...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Betsy Leondar-Wright; Social Activists; Economic Justice Activists; Authors; Class Culture
Downloads: 4
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-04-04 - Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias, American Catholic Priest and Austin School Trustee (April 4, 2014) - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Hon. Rev. Dr. Jayme Mathias -- an Austin community activist, a priest in the American Catholic Church, and the first openly-gay member of the Austin School Board -- joins Thorne Dreyer in a lively discussion of issues ranging from Pope Francis and his emphasis on inclusion, to the threat to public education from privatization and charter schools, to gentrification and displacement of minorities and the poor in East Austin...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Jayme Mathias; Austin School Board; Public Education; American Catholic Church; East Austin; Gentrification; Charter Schools; LGBT; Community Activists; Pope Francis
Downloads: 3
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-03-21 - Hall of Fame Singer-Songwriter & Activist Eliza Gilkyson - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson joins Thorne Dreyer to talk about the autobiographical nature of her work as a songwriter, how her music reflects her social conscience, about the Austin music scene and the recent SXSW which was panned by many for its rampant commercialization...and much more. Eliza also discusses the stories behind some of the songs on her new album, Nocturne Diaries, and performs three songs from the album...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Eliza Gilkyson; Austin Musicians; Austin Music; SXSW; Nocturne Diaries; Political Activists; Folk Musicians; Terry Gilkyson; Red House Records
Downloads: 37
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-03-14 - Award-Winning Writer and Filmmaker Al Reinert & Singer-Songwriter Sima Cunningham - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Al Reinert, who has won national awards for his work as a newspaper and magazine journalist, documentary filmmaker, and feature film screenwriter, visits with Thorne Dreyer; and singer-songwriter Sima Cunningham performs live on the show. Reinert's 1989 documentary film about the Apollo space program, For All Mankind, won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Al Reinert; Sima Cunningham; Journalists; Filmmakers; Screenwriters; Singer-Songwriters; For All Mankind; Apollo 13; Academy Award Nominees; Texas Monthly; An Unreal Dream; Michael Morton; Chicago Musicians
Downloads: 10
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-03-07 - Populist Pundit and Progressive Political Gadfly Jim Hightower - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
National radio commentator, columnist, public speaker, New York Times bestselling author, and progressive political gadfly Jim Hightower is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. The discussion ranges from Texas politics and the state's recent primary election to what Jim sees as a "populist renewal" in the United States. He addresses the legacy of the late Pete Seeger; the grassroots movements against fracking and the Keystone pipeline; labor organizing ranging from fast-food workers to adjunct pr...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Jim Hightower; Populist Movement; Texas Politics; Progressive Politicians; Authors; Texas Agriculture Commissioner; Political Commentators
Downloads: 17
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-02-28 - Fighting for Public Education with Julian Vasquez Heilig & Mike Klonsky - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Julian Vasquez Heilig and Mike Klonsky join Thorne Dreyer in discussing our endangered public education system, the nature and genesis of the flawed "educational reform" movement, and ideas about how public schools can be improved and can be saved from privatization. Julian Vasquez Heilig, an award-winning researcher and teacher, is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Planning and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Mike Klonsky; Julian Vasquez Heilig; Public Education; Education Reform; Small Schools; Network for Public Education; Privatization; Charter Schools; Vouchers
Downloads: 57
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-02-21 - Talkin' Texas Politics with Prominent Political Analysts Glenn Smith & Jeff Crosby - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Prominent political analysts Glenn Smith and Jeff Crosby join Rag Radio's Thorne Dreyer in a lively discussion about hot topics in Texas politics and their long-term implications. We address the firestorm generated by right-wing shock rocker Ted Nugent's campaign appearances with Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott; Democrat Wendy Davis' campaign and its prospects for victory and larger impact; the work of grassroots voter registration and empowerment group Battleground Texas; the jockeyin...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Glenn Smith; Jeff Crosby; Texas Politics; 2014 Political Campaigns; Wendy Davis; Gregg Abbott; Ted Nugent; Battleground Texas; Podcast; Texas Democrats; Conservative Republicans; Texas Tea Party; Progressive Politics
Downloads: 11
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-02-14 - Pliny Fisk & Gail Vittori on Green and Sustainable Planning and Design - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Pliny Fisk III is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. With a background in architecture, landscape architecture, and the systems sciences, Pliny has made pivotal contributions to the sustainability movement for more than four decades. His prototypes challenge conventional wisdom about building design, engineering, materials, economic development, and landscape and regional planning...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Pliny Fisk; Gail Vittori; Center for Maximum Potential Bulding Systems; Sustainability; Green Building; Life Cycle Planning; Green Health Care Design; Austin Activists
Downloads: 16
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-02-07 - Singer-Songwriter Charlie Faye & Friends in Tribute to Carole King & James Taylor - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Singer-songwriter Charlie Faye and friends present a musical tribute to American musical icons, Carole King and James Taylor. Charlie, one of Austin's most accomplished and creative musicians, is joined by Lonnie Trevino, Jake Owen, Noëlle Hampton, and Wendy Colonna in performance during the show. (Charlie and even more Friends presented their second annual Tribute to Carole King and James Taylor, Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Cactus Café, a venerable acoustic venue in the University of Tex...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Charlie Faye; Thorne Dreyer; Lonnie Trevino; Jake Owen; Noelle Hamption; Wendy Colonna; Carole King; James Taylor; Singer-Songwriters; Austin Musicians; Austin Activists
Downloads: 13
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-01-31 - Cristina Tzintzun, Director of the Workers Defense Project - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Cristina Tzintzún is Executive Director of the Workers Defense Project (WDP), an Austin-based nonprofit organization devoted to improving the working conditions of low-income and undocumented workers in Texas. Named a "Hero of the New South" by Southern Living Magazine in 2013, Tzintzún's work has been applauded by The New York Times, National Public Radio, Univision, MSNBC, and USA Today. In a major feature story about the group, The New York Times said that the WDP "has racked up an unusual ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Cristina Tzintzun; Workers Defense Project; Worker Centers; Immigrants Rights; Immigration Reform; Austin Activitsts; Construction Workers; OSHA; Undocumented Workers; Workers Rights; Labor Activists; Texas Activists
Downloads: 10
[audio]People United 2014 Jan 24 - Allan Campbell
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United features Thorne Dreyer and Alice Embree on activism and the alternative press in Austin, Texas, during the 1960s and 1970s.  They spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin on January 30, 2013.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Thorne Dreyer; Alice Embree; activism; alternative press; underground press; underground newspaper; independent media; journalism; free speech; assembly; participatory democracy; public space; social space; campus; geography; students; University of Texas at Austin; Students for Democratic Action; Students for a Democratic Society; Port Huron Statement; Gentle Thursday; The Daily Texan; Red River Women's Press; Fly By Night Press; The Rag; Rag Reunion; The Rag Blog; Rag Radio; New Journalism Project; technology; offset printing; internet; counterculture; civil rights; war; anti-war; soldiers; veterans; cooperative; collective; housing; transportation; solidarity; movement; liberation; gay; women; feminism; gentrification; segregation; desegregation; economic; gender; racial; social; justice; black; Chicano; United Farm Workers; Brown Berets; Juarez-Lincoln University; East Austin; Vietnam; El Salvador; Nicaragua; Chile; Oleo Strut; Under the Hood Cafe; Killeen; Houston; Space City News; KPFT; Texas; United States; 1960s; 1970s; history; current events
Downloads: 5
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-01-24 - Award-Winning Rock Journalist Margaret Moser, Director, Austin Music Awards - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Award-winning rock journalist Margaret Moser has played a major role in the evolution of the famed Austin music scene. Moser, who began writing about music for The Austin Sun in 1976, is a senior editor and writer for The Austin Chronicle, and, since 1983, has directed the Chronicle's prestigious annual Austin Music Awards (held during South by Southwest but actually predating SXSW) and serves on the Austin Music Commission...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Margaret Moser; Music Journalists; Rock Journalists; Austin Music Awards; Austin Music Scene; Austin Chronicle; Austin Sun; Rock Groupies; Austin Music Commission
Downloads: 33
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-01-17 - Activist-Scholars Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, Former Leaders of SDS & Weather Underground - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Activist-scholars Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn were preeminent figures in the '60s-'70s New Left. Both were leaders in SDS and the Weather Underground. Dohrn was on the FBI's Ten Most-Wanted List. They were in Austin to headline a launch event for The Rag Blog's new expanded website at TheRagBlog.com. Ayers and Dohrn, who have been together for nearly 50 years and are grandparents, live in Hyde Park, Chicago...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bill Ayers; Bernardine Dohrn; American Activists; Weather Underground; SDS; Sixties; New Left; Memoirs; Public Enemy; Education Activists; Authors; Children's Rights; Law Professors; Education Professors
Downloads: 57
[audio]Rag Radio 2014-01-10 - Austin Music Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Gina Chavez - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer's guest was indie-folk singer-songwriter Gina Chavez who also performed live on the show. Chavez is known for her impressive multi-instrumental performances and a unique sound inspired by cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton and other genres. She won the 2012-13 Austin Music Award for Best Latin Traditional Artist, did two tours in Japan as the Official City of Austin Music Ambassador, and won praise from National Public Radio's All Songs Considered and Alt...
Keywords: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Gina Chavez, Singer-Songwriters, Austin Musicians, Austin Music Awards, El Salvador, Social Activists, Latina Musicians
Downloads: 89
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-12-20 - Noted Historian & Publisher Paul Buhle, Editor of "Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
It's Rag Radio's 200th show, and Thorne Dreyer's guest in this lively discussion is Paul Buhle, whose latest work, "Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith," relates the radical social message of Jesus Christ in comic art format. Buhle has been a leading figure on the American Left since the 1960s. A noted historian, educator, writer, editor, and publisher, Buhle is a retired Senior Lecturer at Brown University...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Paul Buhle; Thorne Dreyer; American Leftists; Publishers; Authors; Historians; Graphic Novels; Underground Comix; Radical America; Radical Jesus; Nonfiction Comics; Gilbert Shelton; Oral Historians
Downloads: 34
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-12-13 - Texas Criminal Justice Blogger & Prison Reform Activist Scott Henson - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Scott Henson runs the influential Texas criminal justice blog, Grits for Breakfast ("Welcome to Texas justice: You might beat the rap, but you won't beat the ride."). He is a former journalist turned opposition researcher/political consultant and public policy researcher. Henson also works as a consultant for the Innocence Project of Texas where he lobbies the Texas Legislature for expanded compensation for exonerees, reforms in eyewitness identification procedures, corroboration for jailhouse s...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Scott Henson; Grits for Breakfast; Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Reformers; Bloggers; Texas Activists; Innocence Project; Prison Reform; Texas Prisons; Electronic Privacy
Downloads: 46
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-12-06 - Award-Winning Fiction Writer Daniel Chacón, Author of 'Hotel Juarez' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Daniel Chacón is author of "Hotel Juárez: Stories, Rooms, and Loops" (2013). His collection of short stories, "Unending Rooms," won the 2008 Hudson Prize. He has also won The American Book Award, a Chris Isherwood Foundation Grant, and the Peter and Jean de Main Emerging Writers Award. Chacón teaches creative writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. Chacón also has a novel, "and the shadows took him," and another collection of stories called "Chicano Chicanery." He co-edited "The Last ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Daniel Chacon; Hotel Juarez; Authors; Novelists; Short Story Writers; Latino Writers; Chicanos; UT-El Paso
Downloads: 22
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-11-29 - Rev. Bob Breihan, Longtime Social Justice Activist & Spiritual Counselor - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio is the Rev. Bob Breihan. Rev. Breihan, a United Methodist minister, was state director of the Texas Methodist Student Movement in the 1950s and directed the Methodist Student Center at the University of Texas at Austin from 1960 to 1980. In 1986 he founded the New Life Institute, a non-profit training organization that provides emotional and spiritual counseling to those in need, regardless of ability to pay...
Keywords: Rev. Bob Breihan; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Austin History; Spiritual Counselors; Social Justice Activists; Sixties; Methodist Student Center; University of Texas; Vietnam War; Draft Counselors; Religious Leaders; New Life Institute; Civil Rights Movement
Downloads: 34
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-11-22 - Citizens' Advocate Sam Daley-Harris, Author of "Reclaiming Our Democracy" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Activist and citizens' advocate Sam Daley-Harris, a former music teacher and classical percussionist, "has helped thousands of ordinary citizens transform from hopeless bystanders to powerful advocates." He is the author of "Reclaiming our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government," which recently was published in its updated 20th anniversary edition. In 1980, Sam Daley-Harris founded RESULTS, a grassroots lobbying group that, according to The New York Times, "has had major succ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Sam Daley-Harris; Citizens Advocates; Muhammed Yanus; Microcredit Summit Campaign; Results; Citizens Climate Lobby; Citizen Empowerment and Transformation; Authors
Downloads: 22
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-11-15 - Original Ragstaffers: Maryland Legislator Doyle Niemann & Activist/Poet Mariann Wizard - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer's guests on Rag Radio are Doyle Niemann, now a progressive leader in the Maryland House of Delegates, and poet/activist Mariann Garner-Wizard. Niemann and Wizard (then Mariann Vizard) both worked with The Rag, Austin’s now legendary underground newspaper, published from 1966-1977. Doyle Niemann was an anti-war activist at the University of Nebraska and the University of Texas where he worked with the Young Democrats and the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Mariann Wizard; Doyle Niemann; The Rag; Maryland House of Delegates; Underground Press; Sixties; Activists; Poets; In These Times; Great Speckled Bird; Space City; Alternative Medicine
Downloads: 17
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-11-08 - Susan D. Carle, Author of "Defining the Struggle: Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio is Susan D. Carle, author of "Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915," a groundbreaking study of nineteenth century social and legal activism published by Oxford University Press. According to NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous, “Susan Carle writes a clear and convincing history of the first generation of civil rights organizers and advocates -- the movement that started the Movement.” Carle is a professor at American Un...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Susan Carle; Historians; Authors; Civil Rights Movement; Educators; Civil Rights Lawyers; American History; Social Activiism
Downloads: 18
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-11-01 - Acclaimed Austin-Based Singer-Songwriter Slaid Cleaves - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio is Austin-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves who joins us in interview and performance. A recording artist and full-time touring musician, Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Called "one of the finest songwriters from Texas" by The New York Times, Slaid was a winner of the prestigious New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, an award previously given to such artists as Nanci Griffith, Robert Earl Keen, and Steve Ea...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Slaid Cleaves; Singer-Songwriters; Austin Musicians; Texas Musicians; Performing Artists; Woody Guthrie; Musical Performance
Downloads: 47
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-10-25 - Pioneering Houston Feminist Frances "Poppy" Northcutt - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer's guest is Frances "Poppy" Northcutt, a Houston attorney and president of the Houston and Texas chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Northcutt, who has played a central role in the women’s movement since the mid-Sixties, was the City of Houston’s first Women’s Advocate in 1974-75 under Mayor Fred Hofheinz. In that role she initiated legislative and executive proposals to eliminate sex discrimination in the police and fire departments and elsewhere in city go...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Frances Northcutt; Poppy Northcutt; Women's Movement; Feminism; NOW; Houston History; Women's Activists; NASA; Houston Women's Advocate: National Women's Conference; Women's Political Caucus
Downloads: 29
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-10-18 - Psychotherapist & Meditation Facilitator Maneesha James on Death & Dying - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1947, Maneesha James offers "psycho-spiritual support in living and dying." She has a background in nursing (general, midwifery, and psychiatric) and is a psychotherapist and meditation facilitator. Maneesha, who lives in London, is co-founder and co-director of the Sammasati Project, which offers a vision of living and dying based on awareness and celebration...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Maneesha James; Death Counseling; Meditation; Osho; Sammasati Project
Downloads: 54
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-10-11 - Anthropologist Seth Holmes, Author of "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies" about Migrant Farmworkers - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio is Seth M. Holmes, a cultural and medical anthropologist and physician who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley where he is Martin Sisters Endowed Chair Assistant Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology. Holmes is the author of "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States." The book, which “weds the theoretical analysis of the anthropologist with the intimacy of the journalist,” is an “ethnographic witne...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Seth Holmes; Anthrolopology; Authors; Migrant Farmworkers; Undocumented Immigrants; Indigenous Mexicans
Downloads: 25
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-10-04 - Novelist Thomas Zigal, Author of "Many Rivers to Cross" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
According to Kirkus Reviews, Novelist Thomas Zigal writes “page-turners with a conscience.” His latest book, "Many Rivers to Cross," is set in post-Katrina New Orleans. "The White League" was also set in New Orleans, as will be a third novel to come. His three popular crime novels, featuring hippie Sheriff Kurt Muller, take place in Aspen. Author Jan Reid wrote that "Many Rivers to Cross" "is awe-inspiring...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thomas Zigal; Thorne Dreyer; Novelists; New Orleans; Katrina: Many Rivers to Cross; Literature; Austin Writers
Downloads: 35
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-09-27 - Newsman Dan Rather & Environmentalist Robin Rather in First Father-Daughter Interview - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Legendary newsman Dan Rather and Austin-based environmental activist Robin Rather join Thorne Dreyer for their first-ever father-daughter interview. The lively, far-ranging -- and often funny -- session includes anecdotes about Dan’s early career in Houston, his dramatic and innovative coverage of Hurricane Carla in Galveston in 1961 that led to his hiring by CBS News, his recent blogging about Aaron Sorkin's HBO series, The Newsroom, and larger issues like the corporatization of today's news ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Dan Rather; Robin Rather; Thorne Dreyer; Dan Rather Reports; News Anchors; Environmentalists; Sustainability; Austin History; Houston History; CBS News; Save Our Springs; Hurricane Carla; Newsroom; Media Criticism; Television Journalists
Downloads: 67
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-09-20 - Environmental Researcher & Global Warming Activist Bruce Melton - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bruce Melton, an Austin-based civil engineer and a student of climate science, was Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Melton is an environmental researcher and activist, a green builder, an environmental filmmaker, an author, and front man for the band, Climate Change. Bruce is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog and Truthout on issues of climate change and global warming. He is the author of Climate Discovery Chronicles and his new book is Dry Lake Blues...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bruce Melton; Climate Science; Climate Change; Global Warming; Texas Drought; Central Texas Lakes; Environmentalists
Downloads: 429
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-09-13 - Texas Populist Writer & Commentator Jim Hightower - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Texas progressive populist writer, public speaker, humorist, radio commentator, and political gadfly Jim Hightower is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Hightower was twice elected Texas Agriculture Commissioner and is a former editor of the Texas Observer. He is the New York Times best-selling author of seven books including "Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow"; "Thieves In High Places: They've Stolen Our Country And It's Time To Take It Back"; "If the Gods Had Mea...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Jim Hightower; Hightower Lowdown; Populists; Progressive Commentators; Authors; Texas Politics
Downloads: 529
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-09-06 - Award-Winning Texas Novelist and Screenwriter Stephen Harrigan - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Award-winning author, screenwriter, and journalist Stephen Harrigan is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Harrigan is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including "The Gates of the Alamo," a New York Times bestseller and the recipient of the Spur Award for the best Novel of the West. "Remember Ben Clayton" also won the Spur Award, as well as the Jesse H. Jones Award from the Texas Institute of Letters and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians f...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Stephen Harrigan; Authors; Screenwriters; Texas Literature; Historical Novels; The Gates of the Alamo; Texas Monthly
Downloads: 35
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-08-30 - 'Small Schools' Advocate & Former SDS Leader Mike Klonsky - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Mike Klonsky -- Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio -- is an educator, an education theorist, a public schools activist, and a “Small Schools” advocate. A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and the struggle against the War in Vietnam, Klonsky was a leader in Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), serving as SDS National Secretary in 1968, and has been involved in community and labor organizing as well as the fight for democratic education...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Mike Klonsky; Education Reform; Small Schools; Public Education; SDS; Authors; Educators
Downloads: 35
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-08-23 - Singer-Songwriter and Author Bobby Bridger and Virtuoso Guitarist John Inmon - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Legendary Texas musicians Bobby Bridger and John Inmon join host Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio. Singer-songwriter Bridger is also a noted historian of the old west and of indigenous American culture. Virtuoso guitarist Inmon was an original member of the famed Lost Gonzo Band. Bridger and Inmon, who perform live on the show, have worked together for over 40 years. They are currently co-producing an album which they are developing through Kickstarter...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Bobby Bridger; John Inmon; Lost Gonzo Band; Texas Musicians; Guitarists; Singer-Songwriters; Authors, Historians; American Indian Culture; Recording Artists
Downloads: 36
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-08-16 - Sociologist, Communications Scholar & Author Todd Gitlin, Part 2 - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Host Thorne Dreyer continues his conversation with Todd Gitlin, noted writer, sociologist, and communications scholar and a pioneer of the '60s New Left movement. Gitlin is the author of 15 books, including "Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street." He is a professor of journalism and sociology and chair of the Ph. D. program in Communications at Columbia University...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Todd Gitlin; Thorne Dreyer; Mass Media; American Jurnalism; Sixties; SDS; New Left; Watergate; Underground Press; Occupy Wall Street; Washington Post; Jeff Bezos; Internet Journalism
Downloads: 21
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-07-26 - Central Fla Prof Jay D Jurie & Texas NAACP Pres Gary Bledsoe on Trayvon Martin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer discusses the Legacy of Trayvon Martin with University of Central Florida public administration professor Jay D. Jurie and Austin-based attorney Gary Bledsoe, president of the NAACP of Texas. Jay D. Jurie, Ph.D., is a resident of Sanford, Florida, site of the Trayvon Martin killing and trial, where he is an associate professor of public administration and urban and regional planning at the University of Central Florida...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Gary Bledsoe; Jay D. Jurie; Trayvon Martin; NAACP; Racism; Stand Your Ground; Racial Profiling; Sanford, FL, The Rag Blog
Downloads: 26
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-07-19 - Sociologist, Communications Scholar, & Author Todd Gitlin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Todd Gitlin, an American writer, sociologist, communications scholar, novelist, poet, and intellectual -- and pioneer of the '60s New Left movement -- is the author of 15 books, including "Occupy Nation: The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street." He is a professor of journalism and sociology and chair of the Ph. D. program in Communications at Columbia University. He holds degrees from Harvard University (mathematics), the University of Michigan (political science), and the U...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Todd Gitlin; SDS; Sociologists; Authors; Mass Media; Sixties; Occupy Wall Street; Journalism; Educators; Underground Press; Port Huron Statement; Identity Politics; Weather Underground
Downloads: 133
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-07-12 - University of Texas Law Professor Gerald Torres - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Professor Gerald Torres holds the Bryant Smith Chair in Law at the University of Texas. He is an expert in environmental law, agricultural law, critical race theory, and federal Indian law. Among issues discussed on the show are the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on voting rights and affirmative action, immigration reform, Atmospheric Trust litigation, and Native American sovereignty. Gerald Torres, who was associate dean of the University of Minnesota Law School before coming to UT-Austin,...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Gerald Torres; Educators; Environmental Law; American Indian Law; Critical Race Theory; University of Texas; Immigration Reform
Downloads: 30
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-07-05 -- Houston Rock and Blues Musician Guy Schwartz - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Houston-based blues and rock musician Guy Schwartz joins us in interview and performance. Schwartz is also a songwriter, producer, videographer, music journalist and archivist, and a political activist. He is backed up on rhythm guitar and vocals by singer-songwriter and bandleader Billy Bourbon (The Billy Bourbon Band) who also plays guitar in Guy's Austin Affordables, bassist Roger Tausz of the New Jack Hippies, and percussionist Rick Lyon...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Guy Schwartz; Marlo Blue; Billy Bourbon; Houston Musicians; Texas Musicians
Downloads: 35
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-06-28 - Talking Politics with Glenn Smith, Director of Progress Texas PAC - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Glenn W. Smith managed Ann Richards' successful campaign for governor of Texas in 1990. A former reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post, Smith is the author of the highly regarded book, "The Politics of Deceit: Saving Freedom and Democracy from Extinction." Smith, who served as a senior fellow at George Lakoff's Rockridge Institute in Berkeley, currently is director of Progress Texas PAC, “helping the Texas progressive movement develop and deliver disciplined, effective messages....
Keywords: Rag Radio; Glenn Smith; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Texas Politics, Supreme Court, Wendy Davis, Rick Perry; Texas Legislature; Abortion Law; Progress Texas
Downloads: 28
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-06-21 - Author and Labor/Social Justice Activist Bill Fletcher Jr. - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bill Fletcher Jr. is a Senior Scholar with the Institute for Policy Sudies, an editorial board member and columnist for BlackCommentator.com, and past president of TransAfrica Forum. A graduate of Harvard University, Fletcher is a longtime labor and racial justice activist and an international solidarity leader. After graduating from college, he went to work as a welder in a shipyard and has worked for several labor unions and served as a senior staffer for the national AFL-CIO...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bill Fletcher Jr; Thorne Dreyer; African-American; Labor Activist; Racial Justice
Downloads: 35
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-06-14 - Cristina Herencia, UN Observer on Indigenous Issues - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Cristina Herencia is a Peruvian social psychologist and activist who works in interdisciplinary social sciences, specializing in issues of gender and identity among Andean indigenous peoples and the effect of globalization on native peoples and cultures. Sponsored by the United Tribal Nations of North America, Herencia has been an observer at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues yearly since 2004 -- most recently in May 2013 -- and has participated in numerous caucuses, includ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Cristina Herencia; Thorne Dreyer; Social Psychologists; Peru; Indigenous Peoples; Sociologists; Globalization; United Nations
Downloads: 39
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-06-07 - Tom Philpott, Sustainable Food and Ag Writer for 'Mother Jones' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Tom Philpott is food and agriculture correspondent for Mother Jones and the cofounder of Maverick Farms, a center for sustainable food education in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. For five years, Philpott served as a columnist, food editor, and senior food writer for the online environmental site Grist. His work on food politics has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Orion, OnEarth, Gastronomica, and the Guardian, and he has been interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Tom Philpott; Mother Jones; Maverick Farms; Sustainability; Food; Agriculture
Downloads: 58
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-05-31 - Philosophy Scholar Bill Meacham, Author of "How to Be an Excellent Human" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bill Meacham is an independent scholar in philosophy and the author of the book "How To Be an Excellent Human: Mysticism, Evolutionary Psychology and the Good Life." Also an activist and former staffer at Austin's '60s-‘70s underground paper, The Rag, Bill studied philosophy at Williams College, Columbia University, and the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Ph.D. Meacham also spent many years working as a computer programmer, systems analyst, and project manager...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bill Meacham; Thorne Dreyer; Philosophy; Morality; Ethics; Authors; The Rag; Mysticism
Downloads: 76
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-05-24 - Poet & '60s Counterculture Legend John Sinclair - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Amsterdam-based poet and legendary countercultural figure John Sinclair -- who has performed spoken-word poetry with his band, The Blues Scholars, since the mid-‘90s -- founded the White Panther Party in Detroit in 1968, managed the historic “avant-rock” proto-punk band, the MC5, worked with the underground newspaper, the Fifth Estate, and founded the Detroit Artists Workshop. After Sinclair was sentenced to 9-1/2 to 10 years in prison for giving two joints to an undercover policewoman, Jo...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; John Sinclair; Sixties; counterculture; MC5; White Panther Party; Poets; Activists; Fifth Estate; Underground Press; Political Prisoners
Downloads: 76
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-05-10 - Journalism Prof & Activist Robert Jensen, Author of "Arguing for our Lives" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Robert Jensen is a widely-published writer and author, a political activist, and a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. On the show, we discuss issues raised in Jensen's latest book, "Arguing for Our Lives: A User's Guide to Constructive Dialog." The book has been described as a "lively primer on critical thinking.....
Keywords: Robert Jensen; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Authors; Journalists; Radical Activists; Arguing for Our Lives; Critical Thinking; Rhetoric
Downloads: 102
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-05-03 - 'Radio Unnameable': Free-Form Radio Pioneer Bob Fass & Filmmaker Paul Lovelace - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Bob Fass, who was born June 29, 1933, is an American radio legend who was a pioneer of free-form radio and who has been on the air in the New York region for almost 50 years. His late-night program, "Radio Unnameable," was first broadcast in 1963 on listener-sponsored Pacifica radio station, WBAI. From the beginning the show featured regular appearances by counterculture figures such as Paul Krassner, Bob Dylan, Abbie Hoffman, Phil Ochs, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, and Wavy Gravy, and broadca...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Bob Fass; Paul Lovelace; Thorne Dreyer; Radio Unnameable; Radio Personalities; Filmmakers; Yippies; Sixties; Pacifica; WBAI; Countercultural; Free-Form Radio; New York Radio
Downloads: 152
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-04-26 - Pedro Gatos & Val Liveoak on Cuba, Nicaragua & the Global South - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
A fresh look at Cuba, Nicaragua, and the Global South with peace activists Pedro Gatos and Val Liveoak. We discuss the legacy of Hugo Chavez, Cuba in transition, genocide trials in Guatemala, and the region's growing challenge to U.S. hegemony. Pedro Gatos (aka Pete Katz) is an activist, a specialist in Latin American politics and history, a radio show host, and a licensed chemical dependency counselor...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Pedro Gatos; Val Liveoak; Thorne Dreyer; Cuba; Hugo Chavez; Nicaragua; Global South; Latin America
Downloads: 59
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-04-13 - Sixties Activists and Original Yippies Judy Gumbo Albert & Nancy Kurshan - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Judy Gumbo Albert and Nancy Kurshan were original members of the Youth International Party -- the Yippies -- along with their respective partners, Stew Albert and Jerry Rubin, and others like Abbie Hoffman, Anita Hoffman, and Paul Krassner. The Yippies were an anarchist-leaning Sixties group known for their street theater and symbolic political actions that merged New Left and countercultural values...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Judy Gumbo Albert; Nancy Kurshan; Yippies; Sixties; New Left; Counterculture; Prison Reform; Underground Press
Downloads: 63
[audio]People United 2013 Apr 12 - Allan Campbell
This episode of KOOP Radio's People United features archivist John H. Slate on his book Lost Austin, with additional reflections from muralist Raúl Valdez and activist Mariann Wizard.  They spoke at MonkeyWrench Books in Austin, Texas, on April 7, 2013.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; John H Slate; John Slate; Lost Austin; Austin History Center; Arcadia Publishing; Images of America; archivist; city; Dallas; Texas; University of Texas at Austin; Frank Erwin; radio; television; cable; public access; Austin Community Television; ACTV; Alternative Views; Infosex; sexuality; LGBT; hippies; counterculture; social movements; social justice; underground press; The Rag; The Rag Blog; Rag Radio; gender; class; race; ethnicity; Chicano; Mexican American; African American; black; white; people of color; communities of color; minorities; demographics; segregation; gentrification; real estate; development; developer; Rainey Street; East Austin; Eric Mitchell; Austin City Council; Juarez-Lincoln University; Antioch College; Antioch University; We Will Always Be Here; muralist; murals; Los Elementos; Raúl Valdez; Carlos Lowry; Varsity Theater; Methodist Student Center; Mariann Wizard; civil rights; activist; activism; bars; gay; lesbian; photograph; photography; research; archive; history; current events
Downloads: 33
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-04-05 - Anti-Gun Violence Activists John Woods & Claire Wilson James - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
John Woods was a student at Virginia Tech on April 6, 2007, when a gunman killed 32 people on campus, including his girlfriend, Maxine Turner. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Woods was a National Merit Scholar who graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech in 2007. He moved to Texas to begin his doctoral work in molecular biology at UT-Austin, where he is a National Science Foundation Fellow. John was a founder of Students for Gun-Free Schools in Texas and is now a board member of Texas Gun Sens...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; John Woods; Claire Wilson James; Gun Violence; Gun Law Reform; Charles Whitman; Mass Shootings; University of Texas; Virginia Tech
Downloads: 44
[audio]Rag Radio 2013-03-29 - 'Bronx Butch' Memoirist Annie Rachele Lanzillotto - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Annie Rachele Lanzillotto is an Italian-American lesbian memoirist, poet, performance artist, singer, and songwriter who lives in New York. She is the author of "L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir," published in 2013 by the State University of New York Press. The memoir deals with a range of issues including Annie's Italian-American upbringing, her father's PTSD and his physical abuse of her mother; her two bouts with cancer, and her coming to terms with her sexuality...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Annie Rachele Lanzillotto; Authors; Lesbians; Performance Artists
Downloads: 30
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